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5th Generation Apple iPods Trigger a New Wave of Equipment from Numark, Alesis, Belkin, and Blue Including Portable Speakers, Recorders, and Audio Tools

With the launch of Apple iPod's 5th generation, several manufacturers have debuted new products that expand the use of the most popular MP3 player. In selecting its extensive inventory of iPod accessories, music gear retailer Music123 has focused on notable innovations in this crowded field that emphasize ease of use and portability. These products serve the Apple iPod's widespread fan base that includes journalists, music listeners, professional DJs, students, teachers, podcasters, and musicians. The Belkin GoStudio, Numark iDJ2, Numark TTi, Alesis iMultiMix, Belkin TuneStudio, and Blue Mikey Microphone are offered as tools to extend the capabilities of Music123's lineup of Apple iPods, including the iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle.

Belkin GoStudio Simplifies On-The-Go Recording. The Belkin GoStudio easily attaches to the iPod--instantly transforming it into a hand-held audio recorder suitable for journalists, podcasters, students, teachers, and concertgoers. Its sturdy design will take a jostling while still delivering CD-like recording quality. The recorder has built-in microphones with jacks for connecting two external dynamic microphones. Once recorded onto an iPod, the uncompressed WAV files created by the GoStudio are easily transferred to a PC or Macintosh computer for editing.

MP3 Player Becomes a Recorder & Speaker with the Blue Mikey iPod Recording Microphone. The Blue Mikey converts your iPod into a portable mobile recorder that can record up to one-and-a-half hours continuously, making it useful for capturing lectures, interviews, and live concerts. The Blue Mikey has a stereo element with exceptional audio fidelity so you get quality recordings of band rehearsals or gigs. The microphone requires no software drivers and is compatible with the iPod nano, 2G, 3G, classic, and 5G.

The Belkin TuneStudio Audio Mixer: The First 4-Channel Mixer for 5G iPod.
Belkin TuneStudio is designed for 5th Generation iPods and will let you record, mix, and edit pro-quality stereo recordings. It allows the connection of up to four different instruments or audio sources and is designed for easy portability and versatility. The Belkin TuneStudio can also be used to capture lectures, presentations, and seminars along with studio sessions, live gigs, and ambient sounds. Watch the Belkin TuneStudio Demo Video for more information.

Numark iDJ2 Gains Popularity as a USB Mixer for iPod-Dependent DJs. The iDJ2 is a portable workstation designed for DJs who use iPods as their primary audio source. An intuitive Crate function enables DJs to organize their playlists easily while rear-panel USB ports allow connection to computers and external drives. The IDJ2 can play two songs simultaneously from a single iPod and offers realtime scratching via two jog wheels. The keylock feature allows you to easily change tempo without affecting pitch. Watch the Numark iDJ2 Demo Video to see this iPod compatible DJ player in action.

Numark TTi USB Turntable Archives Vinyl Records.
Not only does the Numark TTi Turntable deliver high-quality audio, it also lets you digitize your vinyl records and easily transfer entire album collections to an iPod or computer. It's an uncomplicated solution for archiving your favorite 20th-century music and converting it for playback on 21st-century playback devices including CD players, iPods, and PCs. Watch the Numark TTi USB Turntable Demo Video to see it in use. NOTE: Through December 31, 2008, customers who purchase the Numark iDJ2 will get a free Numark TTi.

Alesis iMultiMix 9R Mixer: An Industrial-Strength iPod Mixer for Audio and Video Productions. The Alesis iMultiMix is a sturdy rackmounted iPod mixer that delivers clean audio and video playback for 5th generation and 2nd generation iPods. It has five mic/line inputs and the added resolution of its 60mm faders helps you dial in precise audio levels every time. The Alesis iMultiMix 9R Mixer also lets you add backing tracks from an iPod during solo or band performances while the audio is mixed from the same console. The Alesis iMultiMix is also available in a desktop model.

About Music123

Founded in 1928, Music123 is celebrating 80 years of business in 2008. Music123 sells a wide range of music gear products such as guitars, bass guitars, pro audio, keyboards, live sound and recording equipment, and drums and percussion that are marketed through its print catalogs and website. Music123 can be contacted at 888-566-6123 or at http://www.Music123.com.


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